My amazing mother in law is up from Melbourne and I've got to spend time with her this week with the kids. Yesterday we went to one of our favourite parks about 10 minutes from home and I took this photo of Nanny on the swings with James and Sienna. I was actually sitting at one of the tables minding our handbags and I walked over a little to take this photo which filled me up with love.
I have an amazing relationship with my Mother In Law even though I have been separated from her son for 7 years and luckily for me I only divorced him and not his family. His family (not him) treat me like I'm still part of the family and we ring every couple of weeks and write letters and send drawings and report cards and keep them involved in our lives. They are incredibly loving, kind and generous and interesting people. Pop (Nanny's husband) drove up last November 1,800 kms from Melbourne to see us for 3 days for James Birthday and then drove back. He did say in hindsight that it was a long trip in a short space of time but he did want to give his car a good run, and a good run he gave it. Within half an hour of arriving he was playing chess with the kids. My mother and Nanny & Pop (my in laws) are amazing grandparents and I am very grateful that James and Sienna have such wonderful grandparents. This morning I had my mother and my two sisters over for a morning tea to catch up with Nanny as my family love Nanny and Pop as well. When Nanny was over in Perth recently visiting her family she had a coffee with my sister who lives there. I am very lucky that I have a great mother in law (and father in law) and who are still around even though my marital status is no longer. This photo of the kids swinging on the swings was a beautiful moment for me. Below is a little bird that was close by chirping away at me.